Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Swap for Cindy

I want to share with you what I sent to my fabu swap buddy Cindy. It was my very first swap and I loved the entire process. I signed up weeks before it officially started and started putting it together that day- can we say over-zealous? Yeah, I know I have issues. I just love love love putting together presents. Organizing and wrapping a present is almost as much fun for me as receiving a present.

"S" Sunflowers - a little box that includes a pot and seeds to grow a sunflower plant. But I forgot to take a picture so hopefully you can imagine what an orange box with a yellow sunflower looks like.

"U" Unpack the picnic party- cheese board (thrifted), napkins and orange plastic ware in a cute little bag (made by yours truly).

"M" Mix up a drink, add an orange straw (in a re-usable wine bag) and use an orange coaster (made by me).

"M" Make fun things! Cards (thrifted) and crafts (all in a diaper and wipes/make-up and jewelry clutch).

"E" Enjoy cold treats on hot summer days. Ice cream pop molds (filled with orange and yellow and colorful beads) and orange ice cream scoop.

"R" Ready for summer weekend road trips- headbands, belt (with thrifted jacquard ribbon), keyring, tissue case, nail file in ribbon case and luggage tag (all made by me just for new buddy Cindy).

I wish I had taken a better picture of the "container" because it was pretty cute too. It is an old pie basket (thrifted) that I cleaned and decorated with fabric and ribbon. The top- that I do not have a picture of- has orange, yellow and pink woven ribbon. The outside is yellow fabric made into ruffles - similar to the bag that I made. The inside is lined with more of that fun yellow, orange and pink plaid fabric (however not lined well- so don't inspect it too closely in the corner Cindy- it has many, many flaws!!). Hopefully Cindy can use it as a small picnic basket or something fun like that.

I had the most fun with this swap and can't wait to do another one soon. I was very proud that with all of my thrifting and using scraps that I already had in my stash, I was easily able to stay under the set $20 limit. I met a doll of a new friend, learned that thrift stores can be way too much fun, and received the most awesome swap package in return. Woo-hoo for summer orange and yellow swap fun!


Anonymous said...

hey! i'm going to cali this weekend and won't be back until is the website i was talking about where i made extra summer cash. Later! the website is here

Jodi Ohl said...

Looks like you did an awesome job for your first swap!! I'm so glad you had fun and made a nice friend along the way :) Please join again on our next swap!!


Cindy Is Crafty said...

Thanks so much for my awesome package. It was almost too pretty to unwrap. I loved everything and am amazed that you didn't exceed the $20 limit. I loved my ribboned and ruffled basket, too. I have a bit of a sickenss where baskets are concerned and you certainly enabled me to have another pretty one.

You have really spoiled me and I look forward to keeping in touch and sharing the crafty goodness from time to time.

Take care and thanks again!

You partner in crafty capers,
Cindy :O)

Buford Betty said...

Wow - fabu! I wouldn't expect anything less coming from you! :-)

Mrs. Shelton said...

That is so cute! Job well done!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Very cute and all for under $20, WOW!

Preppy Napkin said...

I am curious to know where you live in upstate New York? Please email me. I think I have family in your town.

workinthatpreppy said...

wow...loved your swap stuff...and the wine bag was great!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Thanks for all of the sweet compliments! i knew my addiction to fabric would pay off eventually in life! I will definitely swap again- I had a great partner and so much fun!

amanda said...

I just found your blog. Cute package. How did you get involved in the swap? I want to try one.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I found the swap from other blogs who were talking about participating. I'll do a post about the next one I do in case anyone else wants to jump on the bandwagon. I really had a great time- fun to put together and receive a package and meet a new buddy in the process.


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